Posts From the monthly archives: "May 2015"

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) last week sent out its first round of letters to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders who filed Superstorm Sandy-related claims, offering them a chance to have their claims reviewed — and FEMA … The article FEMA: Nearly 1,000 Sandy Claimants Signed Up for Claims Review So Far…(Read More)

With widespread damage to roads and bridges as a result of recent flooding, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin is seeking expedited bidding for county infrastructure projects. Fallin said the full extent of the county-level flooding damage is still unknown since many … The article Oklahoma Governor Seeks to Expedite Repair of Roads, Bridges appeared first on…(Read More)

A suburban Chicago contractor pleaded guilty to setting a fire at a radar facility in Aurora that forced the cancellation of thousands of flights and disrupted travel nationwide in September. Prosecutors told a federal judge that Brian Howard, 37, of … The article Man Pleads Guilty to Chicago Air-Traffic Facility Fire appeared first on Insurance…(Read More)

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has requested a presidential disaster declaration to help South Dakotans whose homes and businesses were damaged by the severe storm and tornado May 10 in Douglas and Charles Mix counties. The tornado damaged or destroyed 84 structures … The article South Dakota Requests Disaster Declaration for Delmont Tornado appeared first on Insurance…(Read More)

Fierce opposition from police across the state derailed efforts to pass a bill that allows open carry of handguns on the streets of Texas. The bill appeared ready to pass the House and be sent to Gov. Greg Abbott to … The article Texas Open Carry Handgun Bill Stalled by Police Opposition appeared first on…(Read More)

The company that operates the ridesharing service Uber wants the New Mexico Supreme Court to overturn new state rules governing transportation network companies. The Santa Fe New Mexican reported that Uber is joining a group of cab companies in challenging … The article Uber, Cab Companies Go to Battle Against New Mexico Regulations appeared first…(Read More)

A man who suffered a knee injury while working at the Montana State Prison in 2000 has acknowledged defrauding the state workers’ compensation fund by collecting disability benefits while running a construction company in Utah. Benjie Leroy Christensen, of Roosevelt, … The article Utah Man on Hook for $97K for Montana Workers’ Comp Fraud appeared…(Read More)

Colorado State University’s annual benchmark forecast for Atlantic hurricanes is unlikely to change significantly when it is updated June 1, according to CSU hurricane expert Phil Klotzbach, as the increasing likelihood of moderate to strong El Nino conditions in the … The article Is This the End of Active Hurricane Era? appeared first on Insurance…(Read More)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Wednesday more than 300 homes have now been acquired by the state under a post-Superstorm Sandy buyout program, as he blasted other homeowners for refusing to give the state the right to build protective … The article N.J. Gov. Christie Marks 300th Home Acquired Under Post-Sandy Program…(Read More)

The New Hampshire Secretary of State’s office plans to continue fighting a proposal in the Senate’s budget that takes away its authority to monitor the state’s public risk pools. The New Hampshire Senate Finance Committee voted Wednesday to uphold an … The article N.H. Budget Writers Uphold Changes to Public Risk Pool…(Read More)